22 Responses to “Show some Garwood love…win her new release!”

  1. Marty December 12, 2007 at 9:31 AM #

    Julie’s historicals were romances, which I loved.

  2. katiebabs December 12, 2007 at 11:18 AM #

    Why am I the biggest Julie Garwood fan?
    I own original copies of:
    The Secret
    Honour’s Splendor
    The Gift
    Lion’s Lady
    The Prize
    The Wedding
    Saving Grace
    The Bride
    They have been re-read so many times they are yellow and falling apart.
    Garwood is the reason I adore historical romance. Her heroines are beautiful inside and out, (even though the always smell like roses) and her heroes even though they are alpha, the love and respect for their ladies are unlike anything I have read in romance.
    Her love scenes are so beautiful, hot and never dull.
    All these books listed are in my top 100 romance of all time and if I have a daughter and she wants to start reading romance, I will hand these books down to her to show her what a true master at writing a romance novel can do.

  3. Donna December 12, 2007 at 11:30 AM #

    I love me some Julie Garwood! It’s hard to pick out her best IMO but what immediately comes to mind is “The Prize” and “For the Roses”. What can I say, she does it right!

    I have missed her historicals and will buy this one. I try never to let a reviewer influence my movies or books. Their taste may not be the same as mine. What they hate about the movie or book I may love. I remember once going to a movie that every reviewer said was the “best evha”, I walked out thinking “What? Are those people crazy?” So from that point on I take my own chances. If it is a dog… Well at least it is my own opinion, not someone else’s.

  4. Sybil December 12, 2007 at 12:01 PM #

    LOL I am sending you the Hardcover book… wow you were easy if you thought you were getting an ARC and buying a book.

    😉

    I want people to like the book. I really do. Fans who have so wanted this book I want to enjoy it. Because as a fan I would want that.

  5. HelenKay December 12, 2007 at 12:45 PM #

    I think I win the biggest fan award. I’m utterly devoted and completely in debt to her. See, I started reading romance because someone handed me THE BRIDE (and two others) and told me to give ’em a try. I loved THE BRIDE and Garwood’s humorous style. That lead to a love of the romance genre….yeah, I had never read romance before that time. I raced through the book, bought up Garwood’s backlist and have faithfully purchased every book since, including the contemporaries (which I did not love). I don’t read a huge amount of historical romance, but I adore Garwood’s older titles. THE BRIDE, THE SECRET, SAVING GRACE – yeah, couldn’t pick just one if I had to.

    In a way, I owe the writing career I have now to Garwood. If I hadn’t read that book, or hadn’t liked it, I probably would not have given romance novels another try. I only write them because I started reading them. And, I only kept reading them because of Garwood. For that, I will always love her. :heart:

  6. lisabea December 12, 2007 at 2:37 PM #

    I am such a fan of Honour’s Splendor that I’m passing it on to my daughter. And her friends.

  7. Red December 12, 2007 at 2:42 PM #

    OMG, I’d never stop buying Julie Garwood!

    I love her with a passion. I got hooked on romance because of her and her Pocket books colleague Jude Deveraux and I still love them to death.

    I have every single book of hers and have been dying to read a new historical. Her voice is pure bliss. Her heroines never fail to amuse the hell out of me. They have a delightful combination of innocence and strength I find enviable. It’s always nice in ANY character to show a little weakness – it’s what makes us human. And Julie does the perfect combinations, not too strong, not too weak: juuuust right.

    Her heroes are the stuff of dreams. Strong, gruff, and yet in the heroine’s hands, turned to mush. Oh I just love that! Duncan, I still drool for you, baby! (Duncan = hunk from Honor’s Splendor.)

    Garwood’s books are just magical. They stir me in so many ways. They leave a lingering feeling of amazingness in me, a love for life, that I find it hard to compare. Not all authors touch me the way she does and I feel it down to my toes.

    I, for one, am definitely picking up Shadow Music. 😉 We love you, Julie Garwood!!

  8. CourtneyCarroll December 12, 2007 at 2:48 PM #

    I’m a bigger fan because I’ve re-read, from cover to cover, “Saving Grace” “The Secret” and “Ransom” no less than five times each. I’ve also read every single other book that Garwood has written, historical and contemporary, and I’ve always bought her hardcovers on the date of release.
    Oh yeah, and I’ve pimped her books out to no less than 8 other readers. : )

  9. Charlene Teglia December 12, 2007 at 3:07 PM #

    Don’t enter me in the contest because I am so buying this! I love her historicals. I love the humor and the way you really believe her heroines and heroes love each other. She’s so convincing at the romance, and I love that.

  10. Eva Gale December 12, 2007 at 7:49 PM #

    Don’t enter me-but I have to shout MY JG story (which, I e-mailed her-and she responded because she ROCKS like that)

    I ruptured a lower disk when I was 11 weeks pregnant with my twins. I HAD to be operated on, and there was a big chance of losing the babies. I needed to escape the pain and the anxiety so my Mom brought me The Bride and I laughed so much I needed more morphine. The twins are turning six, and I’ve been a devoted fan ever since. I packed up the house to move, but left out the Garwoods so my 13 Yo could read them.

  11. Mad December 12, 2007 at 9:44 PM #

    Gotta enter this contest…even if I don’t win, I plan on buying the HC because Garwood was one of two authors that hooked me on romance novels. My first book by her was THE SECRET…I swear, I think I zipped right through that the same day I bought it and the following day I went back to the bookstore and ordered all of her other books. There’s just something about her heroes….yum…lol

  12. Mad December 12, 2007 at 9:47 PM #

    Had to agree with Courtney above…I’ve pimped out JG to anyone who asks for historical recommendations. Was recently talking to a cousin of mine and we got to talking about books. She admitted that she’s not that big of a fan yet as she’s only just gotten into reading romances (she’s a huge mystery fan) and asked for authors to try out…Garwood was the first one I mentioned to her, with Linda Howard being #2. *G*

  13. Mad December 12, 2007 at 9:51 PM #

    Lisabea — I’m waiting for the day that my daughters show an interest in my books. Right now my oldest is into True Crime novels…too depressing for me…and my 14 year old is into anything and everything that comes out geered for YA. My two youngest girls are just too young right now. If I had to guess, I think my 14 year old will cave and read my keepers before my 16 year old does. I keep offering her my books but she’s hasn’t budged yet. :muahaha:

  14. Marianne December 13, 2007 at 8:15 AM #

    I just finished reading “Guardian Angel” for the sixty-ninth time. Coincidence? I think not.

    I’m tickled she’s writing historicals again. And, yes, I’ll be buying it.

  15. carolyn jean December 13, 2007 at 4:01 PM #

    I don’t qualify, so don’t enter me in the contest, but I love the spirit of this contest, and I, too, worry about the incredible power just one negative review can have. Not that there is no place for a negative review, but it is so subjective, and really, there is good and bad in almost every book.

  16. Sharon December 14, 2007 at 1:22 PM #

    Uhm I won’t try and say Im her biggest fan just that I am a huge, huge fan *g*

    She was my first auto buy author evah and hmm to this day Im trying really hard to think of an author I would plunk down cash for on their name alone. Hmmm still thinking… Nope, don’t have one.

    I’m currently on my 7th copy of Saving Grace and Honor’s Splendour. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read them, but I’ve worn them out and had to replace them just so I can keep reading them without destroying them. They’re my favorite comfort read in the world.

    When I get burnt out on reading or I’m tired of the same ole in the romance genre, I know I can always pick up her books and reignite my love for romances.

    And when I’m writing and think that every word sucks and that I’ll never ever possibly succeed in turning out a good book, I pick up her books and read them again and think God, I’ll never be this good but I WANT to be and it reinspires the urge to be better, to create something so perfect and emotional.

    I sigh when I read her books and remember that one day I want people to sigh when they read mine.

    I suppose in the end, it doesn’t really matter if this book is as great as her others because at the end of the day, I’ll still have those tattered and torn copies of her books that I’ve lovingly reread so many times that I can quote entire passages.

    Her standing as an author doesn’t diminish because of one book. She’s already established herself as my most loved historical author ever. That won’t change 🙂

  17. Kimberly Lane December 15, 2007 at 9:23 PM #

    I’m a big historical fan. I started out reading Julie Garwood, Jude Deaveraux and Kathleen Woodiwiss. If I couldn’t find the books I wanted I found them in flea markets and the Book Bug.

  18. Sherry December 16, 2007 at 1:34 AM #

    I had no idea she was writing a new historical and will definitly be on the look out for it.

    When Garwood wrote historicals I bought everything she wrote, and I loved them all, Western, Medival or Regency. The romances are great and the stories are engaging. I have read a number of her mystery/suspense books and they are good but don’t have the draw for me that her historical did.

    I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I really loved For the Roses.

  19. Stephanie December 24, 2007 at 8:21 AM #

    Alas, my loves, I do believe I am the biggest Garwoodie of them all(or the fairest, my magic mirror is broken)!

    I own every single one of her books, including a very loved, very well-worn copy of “The Prize,” which is my favorite book of all time.

    I love that book so much that my husband, once jealous that I spent so much love and devotion on a singular yellow-paged novel, yelled and screamed and threatened divorce, grabbed my beloved book and started ripping pages from it with a frightfully gleeful look in his eye that was somewhat reminiscent of Jack Nicholson in “The Shining.”

    His ashes do make a rather lovely centerpiece for the “Autumn” theme of my dining room.

    ….

    Ok, that didn’t really happen. *head droops* I’m a dreadful liar and deserve to have my hand smacked with a ruler or something with an “office” purpose. But if I REALLY DID have a husband and he REALLY DID rip pages from my darling book, his copies of Sports Illustrated would never be the same, I can tell you that!

    And if my lieing for the sake of getting a Julie Garwood book didn’t convince you of my undieing, endless love for the goddess of historical romance, then I have exhausted my resources and shall continue my neverending search for a husband who believes in the sanctity of well-read, well-loved, well-pleasured(I was BY the books, not the books themselves were pleasured…oh, nevermind you perv)novels.

    And that in itself is the greatest fiction of all. 😉

  20. Virginia H. December 27, 2007 at 12:38 AM #

    I love historical period. Grawood is the best. The Gift was a fantastic read I have reread it about five times and its that way with all her books.

  21. Stephanie February 28, 2010 at 1:40 AM #

    I know this is way late but I stumbled on this site looking for any new releases by Julie garwood in HR, I can’t bring myself to read the murder mystery I know it will be good but how could it touch me the way her HR has!? Do u think she will ever make another HR? Like ramseys story, I mean come on she can’t leave us hanging! I own all her books except all the mystery I just finished guardian angel and it was amazing of course! I’m a huge romance fan my 2 older sisters started me out at 11 with all their old hand me downs, I actually have own the bride for years now and it never dawned on me that I should check out the rest of her books! We have a awesome used book store here and after reading ransom I went immediately back and bought every single book they had! I still have 4 left to read including shadow music, I’m trying to savor them since she’s done with historical! If anyone hears of any other new historicals in the works pls let me know! I’m sure you ladies have heard of Lynn Kurland untill I realized julie was so amazing my favorite book of all time was this is all I ask if you haven’t read it please do it’s a truly beautiful story! I’m so glad to know I’m not the only hopeless romantic out there who still dreams of her rugged warrior and his passionate embraces, keep reading ladies there’s something magical to be said for losing your self in a book and becoming apart of the story

    • Angie March 6, 2010 at 11:13 AM #

      Stephanie, I’m a long time Garwood fan but only her old historicals. I’ve never gotten into her new books. I guess her writing evolved beyond me! Thanks for visiting and leaving a reply.

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